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Headword: Περὶ πόδα
Adler number: pi,1258
Translated headword: round the foot
Vetting Status: high
As if [to say] fitting exactly, like one's shoes to one's feet. Plato [Comicus writes]: "to me this affair is as [if] round the foot."[1] And in Goods and Chattels [he writes]: "and fitting his ways as [if] round the foot."[2]
Greek Original:
Περὶ πόδα: οἷον ἁρμόττον σφόδρα, ὡς τὰ ὑποδήματα τοῖς ποσί. Πλάτων: ὡς ἐστί μοι τὸ χρῆμα τοῦτο περὶ πόδα. καὶ ἐν Σκευαῖς: καὶ τοῖς τρόποις ἁρμόττον ὡς περὶ πόδα.
Likewise in other lexica; references at Photius pi739 Theodoridis.
On this idiom see generally LSJ s.v. ποῦς , 6.c.
[1] Plato Comicus fr. 197 Kock (221 K.-A.).
[2] Plato Comicus fr. 129 Kock (137 K.-A.).
Keywords: clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; imagery
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 August 2010@06:12:50.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 6 August 2010@11:47:05.
David Whitehead (another note) on 8 August 2010@04:47:28.
David Whitehead on 25 September 2011@09:30:23.
David Whitehead on 26 September 2013@07:35:53.


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